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[Original Artwork]. BY Frank KNIGHT

$ 48,626
  • Description
    KNIGHT, Frank (illustrator).
    [Original Artwork].
    Vanished and Vanishing Parrots.

    Stock Code 111476

    Current price$48,626.00
    A fine set of 37 original watercolours by Frank Knight for Joseph Forshaw's 2011 work, Vanished and Vanishing Parrots.

    The plates depict: Carolina Parakeet (cover design), Kakapo, Norfolk Island Kaka, Yellow-crested Cockatoo, Red-vented Corella, Philippine and Flores Hanging Parrots, Red and Blue Lory, Ultramarine and Blue Lorys, Kuhl's and Stephen's Lorys, Blue-fronted and Diademed Lorikeets, Red-throated Lorikeet, Coxen's Gif Parrot, Golden-shouldered Parrot, Paradise Parrot, Orange-bellied Parrot, Night Parrot, Norfolk Island and Lord Howe Island Parakeets, Macquarie Island Parakeet, Chatham Islands and Orange-fronted Parakeets, Black-fronted and Raiatea Island Parakeets, Horned and Ouvea Island Parakeets, Mascarene Parrot, Mauritius Parrot, Newton's Parakeet, Syechelles Parakeet, Lear's Macaw, Glaucus Macaw, Spix's Macaw, Blue-throated Macaw, Cuban Macaw, Carolina Parakeet, Yellow-eared Conure, Golden Conure, Rusty-faced and Indigo-winged Parrots, Grey-breasted, Marroon-faced and Sinu Conures, El Oro and Santa Maria Conures, and the Puerto Rican Amazon.

    Australian-born Frank Knight (b. 1941) is one of the leading ornithological illustrators of our time. As well as the present work he also illustrated a field guide to the birds of Australia.

    37 original watercolours (sheet size: 62 x 45) unmounted on Arches paper, all but the cover design signed and dated within the image, tissue-guards, descriptive letterpress tipped to verso of sheets, loose letterpress description; loose in 2 green cloth solander boxes, red morocco labels to upper covers, occasional residue to margins, otherwise fine.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (similar item)
    Period: 2000-2021
    Condition: Good.
    Styles / Movements: Modern
    Dealer Reference #: 111476
    Incollect Reference #: 727215
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Based in the heart of Mayfair in London, we specialise in prints and original works on paper across a broad range of subjects, from antique prints to modern pochoir plates, as well as photographs from vintage photography to modern art photography.

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